Case Studies

Metropolis wishes to build a network of initiatives among metropolitan governments and their collaborating partners to promote projects in partnership for urban sustainability, in environmental, economic, social, and cultural aspects. Here you can find examples of good practice in our case studies and contact local experts. If you are an expert yourself, we encourage you to register and upload your own case study.

The City of Copenhagen's Bicycle Strategy

Copenhagen, Denmark

The City of Copenhagen's Bicycle Strategy

Sustainable cities of the future will be ones where ... more

Visionary Vancouver: creating a welcoming and sustainable place for all
Award-winning project

Vancouver, Canada

Visionary Vancouver: creating a welcoming ...

The City of Vancouver has been awarded in 2012 the G... more

"I Will Centers" - Internet addiction prevention & intervention centers for children and youths
Award-winning project

Seoul , South Korea

"I Will Centers" - Internet addiction prev...

The goal of this initiative is to create Seoul as a ... more

Start Wien – Providing new migrants in Vienna with comprehensive support for their integration
Award-winning project

Vienna, Austria

Start Wien – Providing new migrants in Vie...

New migrants are provided with the most important in... more

Andernach – The Edible City

Andernach, Germany

Andernach – The Edible City

Not only is the city of Andernach creating more qual... more

Neighbourhood development based on equal opportunities in Krefeld

Krefeld, Germany

Neighbourhood development based on equal o...

Through its pilot project Nachbarschaft Samtweberei ... more

Free Public Transport in Tallinn
Shortlisted project

Tallinn, Estonia

Free Public Transport in Tallinn

In January 2013 the capital of Estonia made a shift ... more

Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation strategies for building resilient communities
Shortlisted project

Albay (Province), Philippines

Disaster risk reduction and climate change...

The province of Albay in the Philippines institution... more

The Green Line: Social Development Comprehensive Plan (La Línea Verde)
Shortlisted project

Aguascalientes City, Mexico

The Green Line: Social Development Compreh...

The aim of the Línea Verde is to provide public spac... more

Urban Agriculture Ordinance

Chicago, United States

Urban Agriculture Ordinance

A reform of city laws to clarify existing rules and ... more

Edinburgh Collected

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh Collected

An innovative solution to the management and expansi... more

Flood Information System of the State of Paraná, Brazil

State of Paraná, Brazil

Flood Information System of the State of P...

The quality and timeliness of flood warning need to ... more

Medellín’s Metrocable – Mobility as fundamental factor of integrated and inclusive urban development
Award-winning project

Medellín, Colombia

Medellín’s Metrocable – Mobility as fundam...

In 2004, Medellín opened the first cable car as part... more

Dakar paving streets by hands
Shortlisted project

Dakar, Senegal

Dakar paving streets by hands

The program aims at modernizing and embellishing the... more